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Friday 4pm ET: Artist Countdown: Pretenders Top 30 Hits

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The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of founder and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes. Hynde has been the band’s only consistent member.

The Pretenders’ hit songs include “Brass in Pocket” (1979), “Talk of the Town” (1980), “Message of Love” (1981), “Back on the Chain Gang” (1982), “Middle of the Road” (1983), “2000 Miles” (1984), “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (1986), “My Baby” (1986), and “I’ll Stand by You” (1994). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

1 Brass in Pocket
2 Don’t Get Me Wrong
3 Back on the Chain Gang
4 I’ll Stand by You
5 Hymn to Her
6 Night in My Veins
7 Middle of the Road
8 Message of Love
9 2000 Miles
10 My Baby
11 Never Do That
12 I Go to Sleep
13 Human
14 Talk of the Town
15 Stop Your Sobbing
16 Show Me
17 Thin Line Between Love and Hate
18 Sense of Purpose
19 Time the Avenger
20 Boots of Chinese Plastic
21 Love’s a Mystery
22 My City Was Gone
23 Kid
24 Hold a Candle to This
25 Where Has Everybody Gone?
26 Room Full of Mirrors
27 977
28 You Know Who Your Friends Are
29 Mystery Achievement
30 She

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Wednesday 12pm: Across The Tracks – England

Today on Across The Tracks we feature tunes with England In the Title, except songs about “New England”.   Also included are music with London, Birmingham and other UK cities.

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country’s parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world’s first industrialised nation.

England’s terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England’s population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.

The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Feature Artist: Fine Young Cannibals 6pm ET

FYCFine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in Kingston Upon Hull, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox (both formerly of The Beat), and singer Roland Gift (formerly of the Akrylykz). Their self-titled 1985 debut album contained “Johnny Come Home” and a cover of “Suspicious Minds”, two songs that were top 40 hits in the UK, Canada, Australia and many European countries. Their 1989 album, The Raw and the Cooked, topped the UK and US Album charts, and contained their two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: “She Drives Me Crazy” and “Good Thing”.

In 1990 the band won two Brit Awards: Best British Group, and Best British Album (for The Raw and the Cooked). Their name came from the 1960 film All the Fine Young Cannibals starring Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.

Artist Countdown: Simply Red Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @SimplyRedHQ

simplyredSimply Red were an English soul band that sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career. Their style drew upon influences ranging from blue-eyed soul, New Romantic, and rock to reggae and jazz. From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the only original member left. At the 1992 and 1993 Brit Awards they received the award for Best British Group. (Source: Wikipedia)

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1 If You Don’t Know Me By Now
2 Something Got Me Started
3 Stars
4 Fairground
5 Sunrise
6 It’s Only Love
7 The Right Thing
8 Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)
9 Holding Back the Years
10 For Your Babies
11 A New Flame
12 Ain’t That a Lot of Love
13 Say You Love Me
14 Infidelity
15 Perfect Love
16 You Make Me Feel Brand New
17 Angel
18 Fake
19 So Not Over You
20 Oh! What a Girl!
21 We’re in This Together
22 Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
23 Remembering the First Time
24 You’ve Got It
25 The Air That I Breathe
26 Open Up the Red Box
27 Come to My Aid
28 Your Mirror
29 Thrill Me
30 Jericho

Artist Countdown: Lisa Stansfield Top 20 Hits 6pm ET

lstansfieldLisa Stansfield (born 11 April 1966) is an English singer and songwriter born to Marion and Keith Stansfield in Heywood, Lancashire, in England, where she attended Redbrook School, Rochdale. Her first television appearance was on a talent programme in the Granada TV area in 1982. She won it singing The Human League track “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of“. The series was produced by the then Head of Light Entertainment at Granada TV, Johnny Hamp.

After releasing several unsuccessful singles in her mid-teens, she co-hosted a children’s TV pop show, Razzamatazz with Alistair Pirrie; additionally, Stansfield could be seen in 1983 children’s television series The Krankies Klub, alongside comedian Jimmy Cricket and rock band Rocky Sharpe and the Replays. She also sang radio jingles for Manchester companies LBS and Alfasound – her voice being heard on packages for the short lived ILR station Sunset 102 and BBC GMR (Greater Manchester Radio).

After being signed by Arista, she became an international celebrity in the early 1990s.

Her R&B vocal features and texture are similar to that of her American contemporary and Arista label-mate, Taylor Dayne. -Wikipedia

1 All Around the World
2 Change
3 This Is the Right Time
4 Live Together
5 People Hold On (with Coldcut)
6 All Woman
7 Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
8 You Can’t Deny It
9 Set Your Loving Free
10 Time to Make You Mine
11 In All the Right Places
12 So Natural
13 Someday (I’m Coming Back)
14 The Real Thing
15 Treat Me Like a Woman
16 Little Bit of Heaven
17 Never Gonna Fall
18 Make It Right
19 A Little More Love
20 Let’s Just Call It Love

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjayrmWell, here we go again.  Just three months after Hurricane Sandy and the North East is hit with the Blizzard of 2013.  Roads are closed in three states and there’s no reason to venture outdoors. Just sit by the fireplace or the radiator and warm up with some great soul music on “Great Soul Performances” this evening.

This coming Thursday is “Valentines Day” so on this Valentine’s Weekend it’ll be “Love Songs” on the show.  All the music we’ll play will have “Love” in the title.  It should be a lot of fun. Love will be in the air.  Wherever you are, stay safe. – Bobby Jay